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Our Mission

Founded in 2001 by top model scouts Keith & Steve Fox, FMI was created to give potential models the opportunity to meet the top modeling agencies from around the world. FMI is a model scouting firm that introduces potential models to top model management agencies. Our mission is to provide aspiring models a unique opportunity to be educated on the industry and to ultimately be discovered by leading agencies and begin a career. We’re proud of our reputation of scouting & managing top talent in the industry.

We have placed over 350 models at premier agencies such as IMG, Elite, Wilhelmina, Ford Models, One Model Management, DNA Model Management, MP Factor, Next Model Management, Woman Management and Marilyn Agency. We accomplish this with the highest standards and reputation in the industry.

Our Values

We make our time with you personal.

At FMI, we hold certain values to heart and are passionate about providing the best opportunities for every participant to be discovered. We put our name on our brand because we want to ensure that each model and their family get personalized attention and the best possible results. 

We treat all participants and their families personally: we are your main contact during your scouting process and through the development of your career.  We are always available to speak with you or your family.  When you contact FMI, you will speak to the principals of the company. 

We are always here for you.

Once a model gets signed, we do function as a “Mother Agent” working with the agencies to ensure the growth and development in the industry.  We are in continuous contact to guide them throughout their career.  We are always available to talk with models and their families who would like guidance and advice. 

We are honest about how we do business.

We find it crucial to coach you through this process truthfully and inform you up front that we cannot and will not guarantee that you will get a contract with an agency that we introduce you to. The industry is highly competitive, but we will strive to provide you with the best opportunity for you to be discovered in person by an agency director. 

We do not charge “hidden fees” or “up sell” you on items you do not need like a model book or photo shoots. 

We want to make getting discovered easy and cost effective.

Getting in front of a modeling agency is very difficult and expensive. Most top agencies are based in New York and do not accept appointments without an acknowledged referral. Agency directors know our success rate and trust our “eye for talent”. 

We are always on the look-out for talent.

We are full time model scouts and managers who travel throughout the country to find people that we consider have a genuine chance to break into this industry.  If we scouted you, then you have an excellent chance to be signed to an agency.